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Middlesex

About the Group

The group meets at Field End Junior School, Field End Road, Eastcote, Nr Ruislip, HA4 9PQ (map) 
Contact
Marcelle Maloney
t. 07958 000000
e. middlesex@hardy-plant.org.uk

For full details visit the Middlesex Group Website

2017 Programme

All meetings commence at 7-15 for 7-45 pm unless otherwise stated

6th February, 2017
Nigel Rowland 
'Plants for Shade'

Nigel Rowland is from Long Acre Plants, Somerset who specialise in unusual woodland plants and plants for shade, including Erythronium, Epicedium, hardy ferns, hardy geraniums, snowdrops, hellebores, viola odorata and Hepatica.
Middlesex Group AGM will also be held at this meeting
6th March, 2017
20th Anniversary
'The Creative Shrub Garden'
Andy McIndoe 
Andy McIndoe was formerly with Hilliers and has 25 consecutive Chelsea Gold medals under his belt. Andy will help us make best use of shrubs to create striking and long lasting effects.
3rd April, 2017 
'Hellebores'
Joe Sharman
Joe Sharman is from Monksilver Nursery. He will show the species and the development of our modern garden hellebore hybrids.
5th April, 2017 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Public Plant Sale
The Community Hut (Car Park), St Martins Approach Car Park Ruislip, HA4 8BD
Free Admission
8th May, 2017
'Variegated Delights'
Howard Drury
Howard Drury makes a welcome return to demonstrate the range of variegated hardy plants and the best ways of using them.
20th May, 2017 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Public Plant Sale
The Community Hut (Car Park), St Martins Approach Car Park Ruislip, HA4 8BD
Free Admission 
5th June, 2017
'The Wonderful World of Salvias'
Janet Buist
From her nursery Pennycress Plants, Janet specialises in Salvias and will share her expertise including care of those more tender varieties.
10th June, 2017 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Public Plant Sale
The Community Hut (Car Park), St Martins Approach Car Park Ruislip, HA4 8BD
Free Admission
16th July, 2017 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chenies Manor Plant and Garden Fair
£10.00 adults, £5.00 children 14 and under
Chenies Manor, Chenies Buckinghamshire, WD3 6ER
The Middlesex Group have for many years had a stand at this premier Plant and Garden Fair displaying examples of popular hardy plants.
4th September, 2017 
'Late Autumn’s Floral Finale'
Dr. Andrew Ward 
Dr. Andrew Ward, of Norwell Nurseries shows us how we can achieve as much colour in October as in June, including hardy Chrysanthemums in the mix.
2nd October, 2017
'Irises – how to grow these exquisite flowers'
Susannah Applegate
Susannah Applegate, with a fully illustrated talk will describe how to source and place these choice plants together with maintenance and care of their flowers.
6th November, 2017
'Dreaming Spires'
Stuart Dixon
Delphiniums, Eremurus, Hollyhocks and more
Stuart Dixon is a lecturer, writer and BBC Radio Nottingham broadcaster who will inspire us to bring these graceful and nostalgic plants into a modern border.
4th December, 2017
Quiz Night
Andrew Babicz is our Quiz Master for a seasonal – and very sociable - evening of quizzing!

2016 Programme

Tuesday 23rd February, 2016 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Winter Plant Sale
Beechwood, Nugents Park, Hatch End, HA5 4RA
Winter-flowering plants - Coffee and bites

Monday 7th March, 2016
'Sissinghurst, revitalising Vita'
Troy Scott Smith

Saturday 9th April, 2016 at 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Heydon School, Wiltshire Lane, Pinner, HA5 2LX
Passionate About Plants 2016
Our extra special bi-annual all-day Saturday event. With a terrific celebrity line-up this is a great day out. Admission is £25 by ticket only purchased in advance.
There is no ticket purchasing facility at the venue.

Saturday 16th April, 2016 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Public Plant Sale
The Community Hut, St. Martin’s Car Park, Ruislip, HA4 8BD
Free Admission

Saturday 7th May, 2016 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Public Plant Sale
The Community Hut, St. Martin’s Car Park, Ruislip, HA4 8BD
Free Admission

Monday 9th May, 2016
'Making the most of peonies'
Susannah Applegate

Monday 6th June, 2016 
'Secrets of raising plants from seeds'
Howard Drury

Saturday 11th June, 2016 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Public Plant Sale
The Community Hut, St. Martin’s Car Park, Ruislip, HA4 8BD
Free admission

Tuesday 28th June, 2016 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Grimsdyke Hotel Gardens at High Summer
Grim’s Dyke Hotel, Old Redding, Harrow Weald, HA3 6SH (SAT NAV: HA3 6SE)
Garden tour and talk from head gardener Helenka. £10 including refreshments

Sunday 17th July, 2016 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chenies Plant and Garden Fair
Chenies Manor, Chenies, Buckinghamshire, WD3 6ER
The Middlesex Group have for many years had a stand at this premier Plant and Garden Fair displaying examples of popular hardy plants.
£10.00 adults, £5.00 children 14 and under

Monday 5th September, 2016 
'A guide to pruning & cultivation'
Gerald Greenway

Tuesday 6th September, 2016 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Garden Visit - RHS Wisley
RHS Wisley, Wisley, Woking, GU23 6QB
Late Summer Flower Show. This floral extravaganza features more than 60 nurseries and trade stands, the National Dahlia Society Show, floral displays by Surrey NAFAS, expert advice and much more.
£12 for coach journey - entrance free for RHS members

Monday 3rd October, 2016
'Hardy, rare and unusual, but obtainable plants'
Guest Speaker: Kevin Pratt

Monday 7th November, 2016 
'Gone to pot'
Madeleine and John McCormack

Monday 5th December, 2016 
'Success with Christmas pot plants'
Chris Thorne


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